Training Center - Family Resource Services
- Published: Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:11
What is Family Resource Services (FRS)?
Family Resource Services is a program that provides supports, services, and help to:
Enable the family to care for their family member with disabilities at home;
Enhance the quality of life for that family, including the quality of life for the individual with MR/DD
Who can receive Family Resource Services?
If you have a family member with MR/DD living at home, he or she need not be receiving HCBMRDD services to be eligible to receive Family Resource Services. Contact the Family Resource Coordinator at (330) 674-8045 to find out about eligibility.
What items and services may be provided?
Respite Care by specially trained providers or persons chosen by the family;
Home modifications to accommodate the family member with disabilities;
Other individualized services may be available, such as counseling, wheelchair repair, educational software, close caption television, sign language books, exercise bicycles, and more
What determines whether requests are funded?
The HCBMRDD will fund family requests if:
The family is eligible for services;
The funds are available;
The item or services cannot be funded by other sources;
The request is consistent with the HCBMRDD's plan and Family Resource Services philosophy
How much will Family Resource Services cost my family?
Families are required to make co-payments based on a sliding scale, which is based on household income.
Who provides the services?
Holmes County provides Family Resources. If you are already eligible for HCBMRDD services, call (330) 674-8045. If you need to establish eligibility for Family Resource Service, call the Family Resource Coordinator at (330) 674-8045.